DEMECLOCYCLINE HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • discoloration of teeth

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • itching of the anus
  • itching of the genital area
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diabetes insipidus
  • skin discoloration

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • thrush
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • irritation of the mouth
  • a painful, red or swollen tongue
  • a discolored tongue

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • inflammation of the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • acute kidney failure
  • hives
  • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • joint pain
  • dizziness
  • a skin rash
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • difficulty swallowing

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